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  1. Of course you can post photos!!! I want everyone...

    Of course you can post photos!!! I want everyone to see the gorgeous new farm(ette) we'll be moving to. Everyone is invited to stop by!!!! If they can find Rough and Ready, that is. It's kind of a...
  2. A COTH Forums Success Story - One poster buying another poster's property!

    The Chronicle Forums rock! A few weeks ago I posted that my husband and I were thinking about moving to an area in Northern CA (we're in Southern CA) and wanted to know if any posters knew anything...
  3. I think one can worry about every possible...

    I think one can worry about every possible eventuality and soon be unable to function. This is the first time we've ever felt "threatened" by a mountain lion, despite our property backing onto...
  4. Update -- The mountain lion returned last night...

    Update -- The mountain lion returned last night to finish off remains of the goats. It was a very large male lion. Property owners had emergency permit from Fish and Game to kill the mountain lion,...
  5. Would barn lights left on keep active cougar away? Update Post #22 - Mtn. lion killed

    A neighbor three doors down lost two pygmy goats (kept in a stall at night) to a mountain lion last night. That's a little too close for comfort (we've had other mountain lion attacks on this same...
  6. Checking out the horse community in Grass Valley, CA

    My husband and I are thinking about relocating to the Grass Valley area in CA. Anyone here from that area and if so, any info/tips/suggestions? We're in the very preliminary stages and will be doing...
  7. Thanks for the REI link. Really interesting!

    Thanks for the REI link. Really interesting!
  8. The 350- gram blanket and 180-gram blanket are...

    The 350- gram blanket and 180-gram blanket are brand new, never been worn. All three blankets have the same 1200+ denier shell.
  9. Rrelationship of actual weight of a blanket to the amount of fill

    I'm going crazy. Please help. Can anyone explain why a 350-gram heavyweight blanket (Riders' brand) weighs pounds less than a 180-gram midweight blanket (Pessoa)? And then why does the 350-gram...
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    Happy to contribute. Thanks for posting info.

    Happy to contribute. Thanks for posting info.
  11. I have a 14 hand pony who is wide-barreled and...

    I have a 14 hand pony who is wide-barreled and short bodied (the complete opposite of yours). He fits into a 68 Baker turnout sheet, a 68 Dover International Supreme turnout sheet and blanket and a...
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    Honestly, if they tolerate smoking in a barn, who...

    Honestly, if they tolerate smoking in a barn, who knows what other things they'd put up with that you would eventually discover. It's a slippery slope but smoking in a barn is such a no brainer that...
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    This thread is why I occasionally LOVE this...

    This thread is why I occasionally LOVE this forum. Kudos to Gayle for starting it and for keeping it in front of all of us. This is what a community is all about. Many thanks.
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    Sending you all sorts of cyber hugs. I know how...

    Sending you all sorts of cyber hugs. I know how much it hurts but please take comfort knowing you did ALL you could and he's now out of pain, galloping freely across green pastures. Don't forget...
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    I was so sad to read this tonight. I first saw it...

    I was so sad to read this tonight. I first saw it on Facebook and wondered if someone would let COTHers know. I had the pleasure of knowing Steph for many years up in the Bay Area - we'd often hang...
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    She's lovely, Susan. So glad to see you working...

    She's lovely, Susan. So glad to see you working with a young horse! And a pony at that.

    I got my first pony this summer, as well. Always wanted one and when I lost Benjamin in June and needed a...
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    This is so COOL. Until I watched them...

    This is so COOL. Until I watched them side-by-side, I would have chosen Brunello but watching them this way, I'd have given it to JB. He had extra "presence" and while I'd kill to jump either of them...
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    But I can guarantee you that in the article about...

    But I can guarantee you that in the article about the Derby that will be published in COTH, the course will be praised. And nothing will change. This exact same discussion happened last year. And the...
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    Hunter Derby Finals Handy Hunter Round Course

    I've been watching youtube clips of past Hunter Derby Finals and I have to say (which has been said many times before) that the last time I saw a true Handy Hunter course was the year Lillie won on C...
  20. I watched C Coast Z last weekend at Menlo....

    I watched C Coast Z last weekend at Menlo. Gorgeous horse who is still spectacular.
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    I feel very fortunate that my feed store in...

    I feel very fortunate that my feed store in Ventura got in some BEAUTIFUL orchard grass hay from Nevada recently so I stocked up. Some of the best hay I've ever seen. Not cheap - $26/bale. Alfalfa...
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    I love the kensington boots for full-sized horses...

    I love the kensington boots for full-sized horses but when I got a pony recently I found the cashel pony-sized fly wraps fit perfectly so I'm going to say it depends on the size of horse!
  23. Thread: Old scars

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    Old scars

    Recently adopted a new pony who arrived with lots of old scars from who knows what. Many look like old bite marks and some old scrapes. None are fresh. My question is whether there is anything I can...
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    ISO - Companion Pony in Southern CA

    I recently posted about my beloved hunter, Benjamin, who crossed the bridge at age 26 (after 20+ years together). I'm now looking for a companion pony for my other big horse (I also have minis, but...
  25. Thread: Minis and Shedding

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    I body clip my minis 2-3 times each late spring...

    I body clip my minis 2-3 times each late spring through the fall. It gets very hot where I live (temps regularly 100+) and although they seem far more comfortable in the heat than my big horses, I...
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